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How do you keep your dog stuff organized?

As I continue to buy more stuff (toys, brushes, clothes, etc) for Mimi, I've had trouble keeping things in place. I was keeping her toys in a basket in a corner of the living room which is the main part of our house and easy to get to the backyard. Her food, I keep in a drawer in the pantry. Well now that she has more toys, the basket is overflowing, I have multiple leashes and collars, hair accessories, and such all over the place.

Putting the leashes in the coat closet has helped... but any other suggestions on staying organized would be highly welcomed. Especially those of you that have MHS, HOW do you do it?
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Okay this might show how crazy I have really became by admitting it I have a dog room now (slash guest room!) and that is very helpful. I have those big containers full of toys that I rotate every now and then but I leave the kitty tent out with toys all the time. Each year, I give away a bunch of toys but I am addicted to buying them and they pups have friends and family members who get them toys all the time. It is Christmas when I exchange the toys out and put in new ones. I have a cabinet with special toys that i leave out all the time- the ones that are interactive or require supervision (all dora's dancing creatures!) For leashes, I use the coat hangers with the shoulder area and have them hanging up cause we need different leashes for different things. The dogs have a dresser with one big drawer for coats, one for costumes, and then misc. I have a bookshelf that has grooming stuff as well so it is easy to access. Yeah, the dog room has helped but I probably have more stuff than I should and I only have 3 but they are pretty spoiled and they are my kids

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Can Scooter and I come stay in your guest/dog room??? Sounds like he'd be in doggie heaven!!!

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Ann- I don't even let my own pups in there alone! The door stays shut for the most part. Dora has been known to get into the cookies, chews, etc. I often times throw shopping bags on the bed and leave the room a mess and she tries to get in that room every chance she gets and will take advantage of guests as well! She knows the good shelf!

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LOL! That's why all of our "good" stuff is up in a cabinet or shelf in the laundry room. Most of Scooter's stuff is in there as we have hooks for all of his harnesses, collars and leashes. I have a nice, decorative box on my coffee table in the family room where we keep his brushes, combs, a treat box that's always full and his shirts. Small basket for his toys that I rotate with the ones I put up in the laundry room. I swear this is just like having a baby again, so much stuff!!! (But so much fun!!!) Brown Santa (UPS) will be delivering a few new toys on Monday...hope DH doesn't decide to work from home that day!

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I have a toy box with their toys in the living room (it's pretty overflowing), a shelf (or two) in the hallway closet with their shampoos and conditioners, medicines, etc. Our bed is one of those that has drawers (6 of them) and one of those really large drawers is filled with their extra toys. As for leashes and coats... we were having a BIG problem with this before (only one hook) so I went on PetEdge and found this awesome hanger on sale for $15 (down from $50!). Everything is nicely organized now and it's cute - the shelf is helpful for putting treats, etc. on it when I open the door and want them to stay. And the price was nice too, I have to say. Here's a picture of their leashes, etc. on it. The hook to the right of it was the old set up - you can tell we had NO room anymore, LOL.



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Amanda, an entire room for them?! wow... I thought I was over my head! LOL.. But then again you do have 3 babies, so it's only natural that you have more stuff.

Lina, you got a steal on that hanger! its very nice! and your accessories look nice too.

Ann, I might try to put all her things in the Laundry are which is next to the pantry. I hadn't thought about it.
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Brown Santa (UPS) will be delivering a few new toys on Monday...hope DH doesn't decide to work from home that day!


Lina, I love that hanger! It's so cute!

Amanda, I can't believe they need a whole room for storage.
You better not get a fourth or you might have to buy them a separate house.

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Harley & Seymour's 'stuff' is put into any small corner I have available....a hook at the door for their leashes....one for a towel when they come in....food bowls tucked out of the way until chow time....and their toys.....well, actually their toys are pretty much wherever they want during the day...they have a toybox....but I end up picking up after them at bedtime....hmmmm.....sounds just like when my kids were small
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Amanda, we have a dog room, too! But we don't use it anymore because it's in our basement away from everything. We used to use it when we were breeding labs . . . it was the whelping room, but I can't run downstairs everytime I need something now, so we have both our kitchen pantry/closet filled with hangers, hooks, etc. I wouldn't dare take a picture . . . Lina's hanger looks so nice! The grooming supplies stay in the laundry area, meds put up in the pantry, toys in a basket under the coffee table, treats on a rolling cart in the kitchen that I can get to quickly. Now that I think about it, the dogs have taken over half the house LOL

Elizabeth, someone suggested using a shoe hanger with all the little compartments to keep rotated toys in. I think that is a great idea that I may try.

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